New Fragrances CVS Essence of Beauty Collection: Four Fragrances

CVS Essence of Beauty Collection: Four Fragrances

08/22/13 04:25:03 (20 comments)

by: Elena Knezhevich


CVS PHARMACY, the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, is launching its own fragrance collection, Essence of Beauty, beginning in Fall 2013. The collection includes four fragrances: Wind Kissed, In The Tropics, Forever Paris and Secret Woods.
 

The products are formulated with revitalizing passion flower seed and rice brain oil, nourishing Vitamin A and E and soothing aloe vera. They do not include paraben, phthalate, petrolatum, gluten and are not tested on animals.

Forever Paris is a fruity floral fragrance which features top notes of mandarin, strawberry and cassis, middle notes of blushing tulips, jasmine and Parisian roses, and base notes of French vanilla, warm amber and musk.

Perfumer: Constance Georges-Picot


"Like a new romance blossoming in the world's most famous city of love, decadent Parisian roses, just-blushing tulips and notes of strawberry sweep you off your feet."
 

Fine Fragrance Body Mist
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15), $2.99 for 2 oz (2 for $5.00)
 
Bath & Shower Gel
$5.99 for 10 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body Lotion
$5.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body & Hand Cream
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Wind Kissed is a clean floral fragrance with top notes of mandarin, blackberry and cotton flower, middle notes of mimosa, white freesia and narcissus, and base notes of heliotrope, white amber and soft musk.

Perfumer: Arnaud Winter


"Spring flowers dance delicately in the breeze as cotton flower, mimosa and white amber combine in calming harmony."
 

Fine Fragrance Body Mist
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15), $2.99 for 2 oz (2 for $5.00)

Bath & Shower Gel
$5.99 for 10 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body Lotion
$5.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body & Hand Cream
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Hand Sanitizer
$1.99 for 2 oz (3 for $4.98)

Secret Woods is a sensual floriental fragrance with a fruity beginning (red apple, pomegranate and golden quince), sweet floral heart (jasmine petals, purple violets and chocolate), and base of creamy vanilla, musk and woods.

Perfumer: Constance Georges-Picot


"Evoking the alluring mystery of a hidden forest, mesmerizing pomegranate, soft jasmine petals and warm vanilla musk entice and intrigue you."
 

Fine Fragrance Body Mist
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15), $2.99 for 2 oz (2 for $5.00)

Bath & Shower Gel
$5.99 for 10 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body Lotion
$5.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body & Hand Cream
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

In The Tropics is a juicy tropical fragrance, featuing top notes of pink grapefruit, juicy pomelo and black currant, middle notes of raspberry rose, agave flower and cyclamen, and a base of sandalwood cream and musk.

Perfumer: Shinta Judana


"Like the tropical spirit found at the heart of the islands, pink grapefruit and juicy pomelo mingle with wild agave, cyclamen flowers and sandalwood cream to invigorate and intrigue."
 

Fine Fragrance Body Mist
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15), $2.99 for 2 oz (2 for $5.00)

Bath & Shower Gel
$5.99 for 10 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body Lotion
$5.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Body & Hand Cream
$6.99 for 8 oz (3 for $15.00)

Available exclusively from the beginning of Fall 2013 at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide and online at EssenceofBeauty.com

Source: CVS/pharmacy Press Release

Elena Knezhevich founded Fragrantica together with Zoran Knezevic in 2007. Since then Elena has taken care of its design and content as the Editor-in-Chief.

Elena was born in Russia, studied Slavic languages and literature in Moscow, and lived in Sarajevo and Belgrade, where the idea of Fragrantica was born. Now she resides in California.

"I have had a nomadic life style since I was born, changing homes, cities and countries. I love having this island on the Internet that I built myself, to reach from everywhere and feel at home."

 

 

 



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trudigen
trudigen

These all sound really great! Cannot wait to try them! I am a definite fragrance junkie!

Oct
23
2013
hannie5
hannie5

I like the Essence of Beauty scents and cannot wait for them to be available in my area. Being that I am a rose fan I really want to try the Forever Paris fragrance. The Fresh Roses scent, which I miss, from Essence of Beauty is so sweet and floral. Of course it had very little longevity.

Oct
09
2013
DarkViolet
DarkViolet

Does anybody know if these products are/will be sold in Europe too?

I love the fact they don't contain many chemical compounds, and I'm pretty sure they smell wonderful.

Oct
08
2013
eirenelisa
eirenelisa

I agree, they do have packaging very similar to BBW, and some similar names too. The weird thing is that they don't smell the same as the BBW scents they appear to be copying, not to me anyway. I think most of the Essence of Beauty scents are unique, and better than BBW's. So why didn't the marketers give these pretty little Essences their own identity, instead of dressing them in Bath and Body Works hand-me-downs?! I don't get it.

Oct
08
2013
KaelanLovesPerfume
KaelanLovesPerfume

How can they blatantly copy Bath & Body Work's scents? It's so obvious, why can't they come out with their own fragrances instead of seeking another companies success?

Sep
08
2013
jennifer60656
jennifer60656

Maybe this is a better place to post this review. The poster below me is correct - Essence of Beauty has been around for quite some time. However, I have tried the four new ones and this was my review:

Being a CVS kinda gal, I have already smelled the entire new collection (In the Tropics, Secret Woods, Forever Paris, & Wind Kissed). The overall impression is --drumroll please----- MEH.
They aren't exactly unpleasant but they aren't very good either. They are what they are - inexpensive body sprays basically. I found In the Tropics the best of the bunch and Forever Paris the worst. The other two were simply light, fruity-florals of no character whatsoever.

Sep
07
2013
Thalia
Thalia

They've had Essence of Beauty eau de toilettes, body mists, and lotions for at least a year. These are new scents, though. My kid has body mists in the Sunflower, Citrus Coconut, and Sweet Paradise scents. They don't smell expensive, but they don't smell any worse than other teen-oriented sweet body sprays either.

Sep
06
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

They all four seem like STRAIGHT-UP copies of four specific B&BW scents...

Paris L'amour, Sea Island Cotton, Twilight Woods, and Orange Sapphire.

But they seem a bit more minimalist and clean looking.

I might try Wind Kissed, though, because I'll try anything with Freesia in it...and if they're decent quality, you can't beat the price. They seem to be quite good to the skin, too.

Who knows, this might turn out well! It's still sort of a blatant copy, though.

Aug
22
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

Although all have good base notes (vanilla, musk, sandalwood, woods, and amber, all of the other notes are floral. CVS has created four fragrances that have top and middles notes that are completely floral with some fruit added in for good measure. Why? Couldn't they deviate at least one of these to another group of notes? Do they believe the public loves their floral notes that much? I don't. I won't be purchasing any of these for that very reason. I dislike the compositions of all of them. Too much fruity-floral for me. They would remind me of attending a wake. CVS really should have thought this one a tad better and appealed to more people than one group of floral lovers.

Aug
22
2013
ElleluvsL
ElleluvsL

If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then Bath and Body Works should indeed be very, very flattered.

The fact that these products are paraben and phthalate free is a big plus though. I would at least give them a try for that reason alone.

Aug
22
2013
astamm62
astamm62

The one I might like is Forever Paris..They don't remind me of fall scents.In The Tropics seems like a scent for summer.

Aug
22
2013
dmaw
dmaw

Wish we had the lemon honey sunflower in our area. "Japanese Garden" is a must try for cherry blossom lovers. Nice and powdery.

Aug
22
2013
Lara517
Lara517

I've never thought of CVS as being a perfumer, but I'll give them a sniff, why not? Just because they come from a pharmacy is no reason to ignore these new scents.

Aug
22
2013
jennifer60656
jennifer60656

Some of the CVS's carry a line of products called "Happiness is..." they come in body mists, liquid hand soap, body wash, lotions, and lip glosses. I have the Our Flowering Romance: Lilac & Tenderness which is a very realistic lilac. I also have "Lemon Honey Sunflower Blossom" in a lip gloss and body spray. Very nice honeyed scent. They are a really nice line of products but like I said, not all the CVS's carry them. I wish they would. I don't think they sell them online either.

Aug
22
2013
theboynextdoor
theboynextdoor

Its funny how they have a video of their "Master Perfumers" cause to me it looks like all they had to do to create this collection was copy Bath & Body Works.

Fine Fragrance Mist? Bath & Body came out with that over a year ago.

Forever Paris? Hmmm, I wonder if it smells like Paris Amour from Bath & Body since it has almost the same notes. Not to mention, Bath & Body Works has a very successful fragrance called, Forever Red.

Next, Secret Woods? Obviously a rip off of the best-selling Twilight Woods from BBW.

Other than that, I am somewhat impressed. Still, it sounds a little odd for a "luxurious" fragrance collection to come from...CVS Pharmacy, a name that is not at all glamorous.

Meh,

The Boy Next Door

Aug
22
2013
ChouliGaloria
ChouliGaloria

Well would you look at these!
As a regular CVS shopper I must try this new line.

Aug
22
2013
LilyWhit
LilyWhit

Essense of Beauty has good lotions. They're heavily perrfumed and moisturize well. The price is right and they don't test on animals. Iwill give Secret Woods a try for sure!

Aug
22
2013
yantestrs
yantestrs

Thank you for adding these. I was looking for them just last week.

Aug
22
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

Interesting...

Aug
22
2013

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